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    • Harmonic Analysis with Probabilistic Graphical Models 

      Christopher Raphael; Josh Stoddard (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      A technique for harmonic analysis is presented that partitions a piece of music into contiguous regions and labels each with the key, mode, and functional chord, e.g. tonic, dominant, etc. The analysis is performed with a ...
    • Using Transportation Distances for Measuring Melodic Similarity 

      Rainer Typke; Panos Giannopoulos; Remco C. Veltkamp; Frans Wiering; René van Oostrum (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      Most of the existing methods for measuring melodic similarity use one-dimensional textual representations of music notation, so that melodic similarity can be measured by calculating editing distances. We view notes as ...
    • A Large-Scale Evaluation of Acoustic and Subjective Music Similarity Measures 

      Adam Berenzweig; Beth Logan; Daniel Ellis; Brian Whitman (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      Subjective similarity between musical pieces and artists is an elusive concept, but one that music be pursued in support of applications to provide automatic organization of large music collections. In this paper, we examine ...
    • Discovering Musical Pattern through Perceptive Heuristics. 

      Olivier Lartillot (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      This paper defends the view that the intricate difficulties challenging the emerging domain of Musical Pattern Discovery, which is dedicated to the automation of motivic analysis, will be overcome only through a thorough ...
    • Automatic Labelling of Tabla Signals 

      Olivier Gillet; Gaël Richard (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      Most of the recent developments in the field of music indexing and music information retrieval are focused on western music. In this paper, we present an automatic music transcription system dedicated to Tabla - a North ...
    • Application of missing feature theory to the recognition of musical instruments in polyphonic audio 

      Jana Eggink; Guy J. Brown (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      A system for musical instrument recognition based on a Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) classifier is introduced. To enable instrument recognition when more than one sound is present at the same time, ideas from missing feature ...
    • Automatic Mood Detection from Acoustic Music Data 

      Dan Liu; Lie Lu; Hong-Jiang Zhang (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      Music mood describes the inherent emotional meaning of a music clip. It is helpful in music understanding and music search and some music-related applications. In this paper, a hierarchical framework is presented to automate ...
    • Exploring Music Collections by Browsing Different Views 

      Elias Pampalk; Simon Dixon; Gerhard Widmer (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      The availability of large music collections calls for ways to efficiently access and explore them. We present a new approach which uses descriptors derived from audio analysis and meta-information to create different views ...
    • RWC Music Database: Music Genre Database and Musical Instrument Sound Database 

      Masataka Goto; Hiroki Hashiguchi; Takuichi Nishimura; Ryuichi Oka (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      This paper describes the design policy and specifications of the RWC Music Database, a copyright-cleared music database (DB) compiled specifically for research purposes. Shared DBs are common in other research fields and ...
    • A Specialized Open Archives Initiative Harvester for Sheet Music: A Project Report and Examination of Issues 

      Stephen Davison; Cynthia Requardt; Kristine Brancolini (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) Sheet Music Project is a consortium of institutions building OAI-compliant data providers, a metadata harvester, and a web-based service provider for digital sheet music collections. The ...
    • Position Indexing of Adjacent and Concurrent N-Grams for Polyphonic Music Retrieval 

      Shyamala Doraisamy; Stefan Rüger (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      In this paper we examine the retrieval performance of adjacent and concurrent n-grams generated from polyphonic music data. We deploy a method to index polyphonic music using a word position indexer with the n-gram approach. ...
    • How People Describe Their Music Information Needs: A Grounded Theory Analysis Of Music Queries 

      David Bainbridge; Sally Jo Cunningham; J. Stephen Downie (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      How do users of music information retrieval (MIR) systems express their needs? Using a Wizard of Oz approach to system evaluation, combined with a grounded theory analysis of 502 real-world music queries posted to Google ...
    • Determining Context-Defining Windows: Pitch Spelling using the Spiral Array 

      Elaine Chew; Yun-Ching Chen (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      This paper presents algorithms for pitch spelling using the Spiral Array model. Accurate pitch selling, assigning contextually consistent letter names to pitch numbers (for example, MIDI), is a critical component of music ...
    • Automatic Synchronization of Music Data in Score-, MIDI- and PCM-Format 

      Vlora Arifi; Michael Clausen; Frank Kurth; Meinard Müller (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      In this paper we present algorithms for the automatic time-synchronization of score-, MIDI- or PCM-data streams which represent the same polyphonic piano piece.
    • Music Scene Description Project: Toward Audio-based Real-time Music Understanding 

      Masataka Goto (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      This paper reports a research project intended to build a real-time music-understanding system producing intuitively meaningful descriptions of real-world musical audio signals, such as the melody lines and chorus sections. ...
    • Three Dimensional Continuous DP Algorithm for Multiple Pitch Candidates in Music Information Retrieval System 

      Sungphil Heo; Motoyuki Suzuki; Akinori Ito; Shozo Makino (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      This paper threats theoretical and practical issues that implement a music information retrieval system based on query by humming. In order to extract accuracy features from the user's humming, we propose a new retrieval ...
    • Detecting Emotion in Music 

      Tao Li; Mitsunori Ogihara (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      Detection of emotion in music sounds is an important problem in music indexing. This paper studies the problem of identifying emotion in music by sound signal processing. The problem is cast as a multiclass classification ...
    • The Importance of Cross Database Evaluation in Sound Classification 

      Arie Livshin; Xavier Rodet (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      In numerous articles (Martin and Kim, 1998; Fraser and Fujinaga, 1999; and many others) sound classification algorithms are evaluated using "self classification" - the learning and test groups are randomly selected out of ...
    • An Auditory Model Based Transcriber of Vocal Queries 

      Tom De Mulder; Jean-Pierre Martens; Micheline Lesaffre; Marc Leman; Bernard De Baets; Hans De Meyer (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      In this paper a new auditory model-based transcriber of melodic queries produced by a human voice is presented. The newly presented system is tested systematically, together with some other state-of-the-art systems, on ...
    • Using morphological description for generic sound retrieval 

      Julien Ricard; Perfecto Herrera (Johns Hopkins University, 2003-10-26)
      Systems for sound retrieval are usually “source-centred”. This means that retrieval is based on using the proper keywords that define or specify a sound source. Although this type of description is of great interest, it ...